Every Artist or Musician Needs to Watch This

I did not expect this video to inspire me as much as it did. Perhaps it hit me at a time in my life when I’m excited about making music again. I formed a new band, started taking piano lessons, studying music theory, received a vintage 1984 Roland electric piano from my Uncle in-law, and [...]

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On the Map 2: Nov 9

On the Map series 2 premiere takes place Nov 9 at Go Media 4507 Lorain Ave. Cleveland, OH 44102. NOTE: Doors open at 5pm, Screening takes place at 7pm. — http://onthemapcle.com Cleveland is ‘On the Map’ – Go Media Video series shines spotlight on innovative entrepreneurs and organizations. Find out why Cleveland is ‘On the [...]

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What Makes a Designer Popular?

Here’s a talk I gave at WMC Fest and Columbus Creative this year. Hope you like it!

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Weapons of Mass Creation 3 – The Video

It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly a month since WMC Fest 2012. I’m proud to announce the release of the official recap video. Directed, shot, and edited by Aaron Freeder under my creative direction and with the help of some awesomely talented designers for the type graphics, this short film perfectly encapsulates the essence [...]

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Kind of Freaking Out – and other WMC Fest 2012 Updates

Things have been crazy past few days. I haven’t had a chance to post a new blog or review any movies I’ve seen. I’ve seen some good ones lately (Jeff Who Lives at Home, Senna, and others). But I needed to get some stuff off my chest and talk to you guys.

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The Freebie

I found out Katie Aselton was directing films when I read about her most recent film called Black Rock. She’s the wife of one of my favorite directors Mark Duplass (The Puffy Chair, Baghead). I couldn’t see Black Rock yet, so I saw that her directorial debut The Freebie was avaiable on Netflix so I [...]

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Project Nim

I saw Project Nim last night, which I had heard a lot about. It kept coming up in many top ten documentary lists this year and it didn’t disappoint. It’s a fascinating look into the 1970′s experiment where they tried to raise a chimp as a human and see if they could teach it sign [...]

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Life in a Day

Kim and I watched the documentary Life in a Day, which was comprised of user submitted clips from around the world. It was actually really good! I felt so many different emotions from joy, grief, and fear. Some disturbing images of animals getting killed was hard to watch, but it was real. It was real [...]

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Cold Weather

I had the pleasure of seeing Aaron Katz‘s new film Cold Weather the other night. It was lovely! Aaron was one of the original “mumblecore” directors I got into when I saw Dance Party USA and Quiet City. He doesn’t make nearly as many films as some of the others (looking at you Joe Swanberg), [...]

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Bellflower

Wow this was a weird movie. I like weird, so I recommend it. I was impressed by the visuals and the tone of the film. At first I thought the dirty lenses were trying too hard to be hip/retro, but it grew on me. I didn’t really like the characters at all and the story [...]

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